Well that didn’t go the way I wanted…

In my effort to earn my way onto the board of the Palm Beach County Soil & Water Conservation District, it did not go the way I had expected. Although I thought I would win, my opponent bettered me leaving me with just under 42% of the vote total. As I posted on her Facebook page last night:

“Congratulations Eva! Well done. I do hope the PBCSWCD website will become more transparent on its website. Best to you and the board.”

This is my second run at elective office, and though I fared far better this time around, it is admittedly disappointing. Perhaps my efforts are best left in the background to affect freedom-based policy which I have been most effective.

I wish to thank everyone who supported and voted for me in this campaign. I am truly humbled by the hundreds of texts, Facebook messages, Facebook posts, phone calls and emails. I could not be more impressed with you all and sincerely appreciate each of you.

Thank you,

Karl Dickey

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Well that didn't go the way I wanted…

In my effort to earn my way onto the board of the Palm Beach County Soil & Water Conservation District, it did not go the way I had expected. Although I thought I would win, my opponent bettered me leaving me with just under 42% of the vote total. As I posted on her Facebook page last night:

“Congratulations Eva! Well done. I do hope the PBCSWCD website will become more transparent on its website. Best to you and the board.”

This is my second run at elective office, and though I fared far better this time around, it is admittedly disappointing. Perhaps my efforts are best left in the background to affect freedom-based policy which I have been most effective.

I wish to thank everyone who supported and voted for me in this campaign. I am truly humbled by the hundreds of texts, Facebook messages, Facebook posts, phone calls and emails. I could not be more impressed with you all and sincerely appreciate each of you.

Thank you,

Karl Dickey

Wohlsifer continues work to keep elections officers honest

Bill Wohlsifer is one of four candidates vying to be Florida’s next Attorney General and yesterday, August 13, 2014, he filed an official complaint against the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office (SOE), Bill Cowles. Wohlsifer states that Cowles caused the SOE to conduct a straw poll on July 31, 2014 that did not include his name.

As a constitutional office, the SOE is obliged to be fair and impartial in their conduct; yet, it is clear the SOE was not in this case and, as Wohlsifer alleges, affect the outcome of the election. Often omissions are explained away that it is due to the primaries, however the Republican, Pam Bondi, does not face a primary and her name was included in the straw poll.

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Bill Wohlsifer, candidate for Florida Attorney General

As Wohlsifer states in the complaint, “Although straw polls have been held by private organizations for some time to create an illusion of candidates being presumptively favored by voters prior to an official election, the use of taxpayer equipment and staff when qualified candidates are being discriminatorily excluded is both highly prejudicial and illegal.”

Wohlsifer has a prior Florida Attorney General opinion, as well as Florida Statute and case law to support his argument. In this case, Wohlsifer was materially damaged by the SOE’s excluding his name and lessens his chances of being taken seriously as a candidate for which he is and is as qualified, if not more qualified, than his opponents in the race.

 

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